The above linked article talks about the best books to read in 2020. Many of them were actually published in 2019. I’d be interested to see what the list of books that were published in 2020 looks like. Time will tell.
I picked this up because I didn’t have an audiobook hold available from the library, and this was available.
I felt that the author tried to touch on many controversial topics – racism, homophobia, classism, suicide, etc – and did none of them well. There were too many characters to cover in such a short book.
Also, the editor needed a little help with the hospital scene. The description of the oxygen mask and respirator made very little sense. Also, he was sent from the ICU to the ICU ? It didn’t make a lot of sense all around. A little bit of research would have made a world of comprehension.
Did we really need the food descriptions to be so detailed.? Who cares what the characters had for breakfast?
I wasn’t thrilled about the way the author wrote a lot of the female characters as jealous. Each time a man didn’t answer his phone, the female character assumed he was out cheating. Most women wouldn’t necessarily assume this. Dead on the street somewhere, sure. But ourt cheating? Not the first thought unless she had a guilty conscience herself, and not one of the female characters did, other than one who flirted a little with a doctor.
I rated it with 3 stars because with a little more editing, and a longer story, it could have been good. It just missed good and hit ok.
Those of you with a Goodreads account can take a look at my Year in Books for 2019 by looking at the above linked website, I think. I ended up reading 123 books. My initial goal was 75, then 100 and finally 120.
2020 has a goal of 100 books. I’ll be tracking it on Goodreads again.
I wrote my what are you reading Wednesday post earlier this week, and figured out how to schedule it. I planned on touching it up a bit before actually posting it, but it decided it was good enough. All the info was there, but it wasn’t exactly in complete sentences. It got posted on Wednesday, and that was my goal for the year. So, I guess I started out ok.
I am really enjoying my kindle/library book and hope to finish it today. I woke up because of coughing from asthma and allergies, so I cancelled my other plans for today.
Today isn’t going to be as much of an adventure as I thought, but I can at least attempt productivity. I managed to feed the cats so far. They appreciated it.
Every year, I set goals. Health goals, general life goals, reading goals, etc. This year, I’m starting to think about them a little earlier than New Year’s Eve.
I have set a goal of 1000 miles between 1/1 and 12/31 this year. It breaks down to just over 2.5 miles a day. Doable. The challenge here is to remember to log the miles.
I am setting my book goal at 100 books for 2020. I easily hit my goal of 75 books this year. I can do this.
I am going to seriously work on shrinking my book stack. My plan of attack is to have a book stack book, a kindle book, a library book, and an audiobook going constantly. This sounds impossible, but I pretty much do this anyway. I also have to add in the bookclub books, which have deadlines. I am going to try harder to get my “What Are You Reading Wednesday” blog posts posted weekly, and on time. We’ll see.
I have a general organization goal. I still have to define exactly what I’m trying to get accomplished, so I am still thinking on this one.
I am going to attempt exercise 5 days a week, which involves getting my daughters and the dogs involved. I also have to get myself up and out of the house early to get to the gym and showered before work. This is a two part project. Organization the night before, and getting to sleep on time. I know I feel better when I’ve been to the gym. I have managed to get the majority of my foot pain under control, so that helps a lot.
I have signed up for a 5k in January. At this point, I’m walking it. I have also signed up for a half marathon in November, which means I need to get myself moving, soon, to train.
I have a lot of big plans for the year. Let’s hope I can take chunks out of the goals and make it happen.
I started my annual reading challenge because of the Popsugar Challenge a few years ago. Most of the challenges over the years were more difficult. This one doesn’t seem awful. I may give it a shot. I might also get bored before I finish all the books on the list. Only time will tell.